Feb. 7, 2011 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
CALGARY, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Today, Hemisphere GPS announced the release of two very compact GPS compass products; the V102™ all-in-one and the H102™ OEM module. These products are ideal where heading and positioning are needed for marine and land-based applications such as yacht navigation, auto-pilot systems and machine guidance for earthmoving machinery. V102 is the market's smallest, single-enclosure GPS compass and positioning system, while the H102 OEM board, found in the V102, is the market's smallest fully-integrated single board GPS compass that provides a low-cost yet highly accurate solution for integrators.
Based on Hemisphere GPS' successful Crescent Vector II GPS technology, V102 and H102 provide 0.75 degree heading accuracy while supporting NMEA 0183 communications format. In addition, H102 also supports NMEA 2000 communications format. The stable and maintenance-free design of V102 provides robust GPS positioning and heading and its small size that allows for fast installation. Both V102 and H102 include the Crescent Vector II GPS technology, two multipath resistant GPS antennas, a single axis gyro, and two tilt sensors. With these integrated sensors, the V102 also provides pitch, roll and heave measurements all on a single board in conjunction with precise heading and 60 centimeter position accuracy with differential corrections even while stationary.
"The addition of V102 and H102 expands our GPS compass product lineup to meet lower price points making our patented technology accessible for nearly every situation," says Phil Gabriel, VP and General Manager, Precision Products, for Hemisphere GPS. "Both marine and land-based users now have a very accurate yet low-cost GPS compass option."
V102 and H102 are the culmination of 30 months of research and refinement to the hugely successful Vector design to offer excellent performance, in-band and out-of-band interference rejection, and a fast time to first fix all with a short 27 centimeter baseline between antennas. Plus, with Hemisphere GPS' patented COAST™ technology, both products maintain differentially-corrected positions for up to 40 minutes after loss of signal.
V102 and the H102 OEM board will be available starting in March 2011 through the Hemisphere GPS Precision Products global dealer network.
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS (GNSS) products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine, construction, and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other intellectual property and owns several leading brand names, including Outback Guidance®, a leading brand in precision GPS for agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, and Australia. Hemisphere GPS is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) trading under the symbol "HEM" and is one of the TSX Cleantech designated companies. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.
The above disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Hemisphere GPS' control, including: the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market valuations of companies with respect to the announced transactions and the final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. Hemisphere GPS' actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceed, that Hemisphere GPS will derive there from.
|Phil Gabriel |
Vice President and General Manager, Precision Products
Phone: (480) 348-9919
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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